Clearing the Cache: Reupping on Steele
BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 14 2010
- Michael Steele launches his re-elect site for Republican National Committee chair. It's probably not going to do much to change the minds of critics who think Steele doesn't hold online in high enough esteem.
- The Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest offers a $10,000 prize for a developer who finds an open-source way to add "significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change."
- Try this one on for size: "I am reporting live (anonymously) on the internal IRC discussions within #anonymous, to provide transparency as the events of #operationpayback unfold."
- Can a Black Sheep beat back a Firesheep?
- The State Department's P.J. Crowley has turned to Twitter in the wake of Wikileaks.
- Post-divorce, a woman finds that the texting skills she learned during Katrina and the support she finds on Trip Advisor has helped her find a way to make a living.
- Cuba launches EcoRed, a "democratizing, not-for-profit, objective, non-Colonial” version of Wikipedia. (via David Sasaki)
- Look for the "Made in DC" label.
- That new No Labels group didn't exactly do its due diligence when it came to its branding.
- Bernie Sanders picks up on the "#filibernie" hashtag.
- Wikileaks' "Collateral Murder" is the most watched news and politics video of the year, according to the new YouTube trends.
- Twitter picks its "ten most powerful tweets" of 2010. The most powerfulest tweet, it turns out, comes from Ann Curry, with her "@usairforce find a way to let Doctors without Borders planes land in Haiti."
- And in a video shot for New York's Fight Back campaign, Alec Baldwin complains that he can't marry "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Straight, you say? Irrelevant, says Alec.
(With Micah Sifry and Nick Judd)